Highly compressed video, decent lowlight, good camera for the price...
28 January 2014
Summary: I got this camera and ordered a few. They're a great value, especially when you can get them refurbished. My only issues are the video is highly compressed. But the in daylight and well lit places the video is really good. It gets usable video in lowlight, but it's not a DSLR.
Summary: So far camera was used to record 2 times. It is easy to use and works good. I would not recommend using a memory card that is not of good quality. I would also suggest that you use a higher memory card greater than 16 gb. I tried using a 8gb card and the camera froze up along with card read errors, luckily I had the information saved to computer. Otherwise than that, it a good little recorder. We bought the product to share videos and pics with others.
Great value for the money if you don't need precision close-ups or flash
7 December 2012
Summary: This camcorder is a great value for the money for being fully high def with image stabilization and other nice features, and for having a tripod mount unlike most other models of this type. The only downside to a dirt cheap model like this compared to more expensive ones is the inability to take close ups and lack of a camera flash.
Below $60 I would pick it up, anything more I would pass for the higher end
3 July 2012
Summary: The Still is really weak, but what do you expect from such a small package. While the video is really impressive for such a small sized pocket cam. With a price of around $50 its worth the buy.
Marvelous little camera, great features, compact, versatile
20 June 2012
Summary: I'm an older woman. I love Kodak and although this seems to have been designed for teens and young adults, I'm going to LOVE using this brand new ZE1. As a preface, I own and regularly use a few (non-Kodak) Flips, but regret that they zoom only 2X. This ZE1 is comfortably TINY, zooms 4X, has great editing features and has good sound quality for my purposes, which is handy spontaneous video recording of friends and family.